Back then in 2002 I was working as a Building Engineer.
After all I had spent to get there: the long years, tons of personal effort and money into getting my credentials to become what is officially know in my country as “Techincal Architect in Building Execution”, or what most people know as Building Engineer, I wasn’t feeling happy.
Everyone around me thought I was living the dream, but honestly, it was all just a facade.
I was feeling very miserable, knowing I was comprimising a huge part of who I was just to Continue reading →
I was on a train on my way to the Uni when I saw a familiar face among the crowd. My high school math teacher, whom I hadn’t seen for years, was standing next to the door, on the right side of the wagon.
I went to greet her:
– Hi, Do you remember me? I’m Charo Pinilla. I was a student of yours a few years ago”
Who hasn’t been stuck for days and days because what you needed to do was stirring some uncomfortable feelings?
As a highly sensitive person myself, one of the biggest obstacles I’ve encountered in my life and my career, is my own emotional distress.
I’ve never shared this publicly before, but in my previous career as a Building Engineer I had to deal with my own fear, ALL the time.
You want to do what you love. I’ve talked a lot in this blog about how to find that thing you’d love to do. That’s the easy part. (and if you’re still struggling with that, make sure to grab my Career Clarity Cards, my gift to you)
However, there is a second part to the story. Yes, the story that goes: “Do what you love and money will follow” I’m sure you’ve heard of it.
The thing is… for most of us, it didn’t work like that.
Isn’t it time I share a bit about what it really takes to get paid for your passions?
Because it’s kind of a dirty little secret no one wants to talk about. Continue reading →
When you are desperate and in pain, you’re not in your most resourceful state. You’ll just try to stop feeling so bad, as quickly as possible, and won’t be able to see all the possibilities that lay in front of you.
Any career decision you make in a state like that, will probably also be one that you’ll later regret.